07-25-2017, 11:39 AM
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Which razor do you feel provides the best irritation free shave with these blades? Can be modern or vintage.

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 07-25-2017, 11:48 AM
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GEM Bullet Tip. My favorite of the line. Have yet to try one of the new modern SE's that have come out.

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 07-25-2017, 11:52 AM
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Blackland Razors Sabre, by far. I'd also say the OneBlade if you can get an original version that the GEM PTFE blades work well in once you remove the spine.

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 07-25-2017, 01:19 PM
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The Sabre and the Rocnel SE GEM.

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 07-25-2017, 01:30 PM
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Blackland Sabre delivers the best daily irritation free shaves for me.

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 07-25-2017, 02:16 PM
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GEM Damaskeene

I have not tried the Sabre.

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 07-25-2017, 03:35 PM
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Gem Micromatic Clog-Pruf. Even though I use many straight razors, the Clog-Pruf won me over!

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 07-25-2017, 05:56 PM
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A 1919 GEM Damaskeene

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 07-25-2017, 10:22 PM
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Modern - Blackland Sabre - Smooth irritation free DFS or BBS shaves depending on how many passes. 

Vintage Gem 1912, Honorable mention for the Gem Clog prof and Bullet tip and G Bar

Vintage - MMOC and 1914 are more efficient and demanding than all the other vintage razors mentioned above but always provides a BBS smooth shave every time.

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 07-25-2017, 10:23 PM
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Shovelhead

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 07-25-2017, 10:33 PM
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(07-25-2017, 11:52 AM)SharpSpine Wrote: Blackland Razors Sabre, by far. I'd also say the OneBlade if you can get an original version that the GEM PTFE blades work well in once you remove the spine.

This is the first I've heard of being able to remove the spine and use a Gem blade in the Genesis. Does it not work on the Genesis V2?  Reason I ask is I have a lot of Vintage Gem razors and I love the blades and wished OB would have gone that route instead of the FHS 10 blade. I gonna try the spine off of one Gem blade to see if it fits in my Genesis V2. 

The Sabre is IMO more efficient than the Genesis which I believe has to do with how rigid the Sabre holds the blade in very tight. In fact it's 2nd as far as rigidity only behind my Timeless which holds it like its in a vice!

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 07-25-2017, 10:53 PM
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(07-25-2017, 10:33 PM)Wanderer66 Wrote:
(07-25-2017, 11:52 AM)SharpSpine Wrote: Blackland Razors Sabre, by far. I'd also say the OneBlade if you can get an original version that the GEM PTFE blades work well in once you remove the spine.

This is the first I've heard of being able to remove the spine and use a Gem blade in the Genesis. Does it not work on the Genesis V2?  Reason I ask is I have a lot of Vintage Gem razors and I love the blades and wished OB would have gone that route instead of the FHS 10 blade. I gonna try the spine off of one Gem blade to see if it fits in my Genesis V2. 

The Sabre is IMO more efficient than the Genesis which I believe has to do with how rigid the Sabre holds the blade in very tight. In fact it's 2nd as far as rigidity only behind my Timeless which holds it like its in a vice!

HERE is where I first start discussing the GEM in the OneBlade in my OneBlade journal from almost a couple years ago now. The v2 modified the head to a floating blade technology and I think this makes the GEM less likely to work. I know this floating blade technology is also in the CORE razor which I bought and the GEM didn't work as well as the Feather in that razor for me. Whereas the GEM works much better in the v1 Genesis for me.

There are also some other threads around that discuss even further modifications to a GEM blade to use them in the OneBlade Genesis. I've tried some of these as well but nothing worked consistently like simply removing the spine and going.

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 07-26-2017, 05:57 AM
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(07-25-2017, 10:53 PM)SharpSpine Wrote:
(07-25-2017, 10:33 PM)Wanderer66 Wrote:
(07-25-2017, 11:52 AM)SharpSpine Wrote: Blackland Razors Sabre, by far. I'd also say the OneBlade if you can get an original version that the GEM PTFE blades work well in once you remove the spine.

This is the first I've heard of being able to remove the spine and use a Gem blade in the Genesis. Does it not work on the Genesis V2?  Reason I ask is I have a lot of Vintage Gem razors and I love the blades and wished OB would have gone that route instead of the FHS 10 blade. I gonna try the spine off of one Gem blade to see if it fits in my Genesis V2. 

The Sabre is IMO more efficient than the Genesis which I believe has to do with how rigid the Sabre holds the blade in very tight. In fact it's 2nd as far as rigidity only behind my Timeless which holds it like its in a vice!

HERE is where I first start discussing the GEM in the OneBlade in my OneBlade journal from almost a couple years ago now. The v2 modified the head to a floating blade technology and I think this makes the GEM less likely to work. I know this floating blade technology is also in the CORE razor which I bought and the GEM didn't work as well as the Feather in that razor for me. Whereas the GEM works much better in the v1 Genesis for me.

There are also some other threads around that discuss even further modifications to a GEM blade to use them in the OneBlade Genesis. I've tried some of these as well but nothing worked consistently like simply removing the spine and going.

Thank you for the response and the info on modifying the Gem blade.  I've also heard of a Kai blade that works but you have to order it straight from Japan and shipping is I'm sure expensive. I'll let you know when I find out more.

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 07-27-2017, 08:34 AM
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Damaskeene. Preferably the open comb version.


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 07-27-2017, 08:10 PM
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A year ago I would have chosen a Clog pruf, now it's a Featherweight with the flat top.

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 07-27-2017, 08:56 PM
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GEM Bullet with the Clogpruf a close second.

MMOC is just a little rough on my face.

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 07-28-2017, 06:16 AM
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Take this with a grain of salt, because I only started using SE razors about 2-3 weeks ago.  

I like the MMOC.  A light touch and an extremely shallow angle result in a fantastic shave.  No irritation despite daily shaves 7 days in a row on the same blade.  Love it.  

The 1914 is similar, but the MMOC feels more solid and plows through tough stubble more easily.  


So, for now the MMOC is my choice.  There might be better, but with as good as the MMOC is, I'll have to see it to believe it.

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 07-28-2017, 07:49 AM
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The Blackland Sabre is my favourite razor for GEM blades.


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 07-28-2017, 09:20 PM
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The Gem Clog-Pruf Micromatic is my absolute best shaver using the Gem PTFE blade.

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 07-28-2017, 09:42 PM
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I've yet to try a modern Gem style SE, so I can't speak on them. I can say out of several versions each of 1912, 1914, 1924, and Streamline, I prefer the 1924 with rounded comb, followed closely by the 1912 curved top. As far as the curve top, it was the medium curve I've tried, and that was a great shave. I'd like to try the rest, but finding them is proving to be the hard part.

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